HMS Clare (I 14)

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HMS Clare as seen in Plymouth Sound in October 1941 upon completion to conversion
World Ship Photo Library photograph with thanks to Jan Visser.

Navy: Royal Navy
Type: Destroyer
Class: Town 
Pennant: I 14 
Built by: Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. (Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.) 
Laid down: 20 Aug, 1918 
Launched: 14 Feb, 1920 
Commissioned: 9 Sep, 1940 
End service: Mar, 1947 
  USS Abel P. Upshur decommissioned and transferred in the destroyer-land bases exchange to Great Britain, at Halifax, Nova Scotia, 9 September 1940.

From 1940 to 1944, as HMS Clare, she escorted convoys in the Atlantic and Mediterranean. In the early hours of 21 February 1941 she collided with the motor vessel Petertown and was out of action, undergoing repairs, until October 1941.

During 1942 and 1943 Clare took part in the Invasions of North Africa and Sicily. In May 1944 she became an aircraft target ship in the Western Approaches Command. In August 1945 she was reduced to reserve at Greenock, Scotland, and later berthed at Barrow, England, awaiting disposal. She was scrapped in 1945.  


Former name: USS Abel P. Upshur (DD 193)
















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